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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

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Chowder, Seafood
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1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the...
We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Busy tourist seafood restaurant

Right on the wharf at Santa Barbara beach this is a popular place, always crowded and bustling. Tables are very close together. Great harbor views and good people watching. The food is great and the service fast and friendly. My husband loved his oysters. I don't eat seafood but I've been there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Diane K
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Palatine, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Sisters, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our wait was short compared to many, at only forty minutes. By the time we were seated, the wait was one hour and fifteen minutes. On the Fourth of July the wait can be four hours! They don't take reservations by phone. Excellent setting, staff and food! The wharf is a fun place to explore while waiting. The highly efficient... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Right on the wharf at Santa Barbara beach this is a popular place, always crowded and bustling. Tables are very close together. Great harbor views and good people watching. The food is great and the service fast and friendly. My husband loved his oysters. I don't eat seafood but I've been there twice and enjoyed my food both times.

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Huntington Beach, California
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297 reviews 297 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a very busy restaurant. It is located on the second floor. It has indoor and outdoor seating. It is very loud inside. The views of the marina are very good. The service was very good. The fish and chips were excellent. The Sea bass was excellent. I would eat here again.

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Ventura, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Been coming here for years, always order the same thing; the fried calamari, available either as an entree or an appetizer. When you couple the appetizer portion with a cup or bowl of their delicious clam chowder, you really have a meal! The friends that I dine with there are always impressed with the portions and preparation of their dishes,... More 

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Oxnard, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I love eating here. The food is always delicious and the view is spectacular. You sit on the top deck and the patio and you have a full view of the Ventura Harbor is far as your eye can see. Great service and great food you can't go wrong with this combination!

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Danville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Busy harbor-side eatery that has a full menu of fresh seafood and shellfish. Interesting side dishes like creamed artichokes and sauteed wild mushrooms, and good starch variety that included polenta and wild rice. Full bar, although we didn't imbibe. Patio dining is available but we were there in June and it was too cool to eat outside at 5:30 pm.... More 

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Ventura, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Brophy Bros. has something for everyone. Their fish and crab cakes are always excellent. They feature bottomless sodas and milk. Our son is a Vegan and I tried their veggie burger and was I surprised.. best veggie burger ever! We have eaten outside as well as inside and the interior is not so noisy as to be uncomfortable. Great view... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A must do. The food was so well priced and really good quality. The service is quick and friendly. The location is great likewise the view if you get a balcony table. We liked it so much we went twice the same weekend.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After a long day hiking around the Channel Islands, we stopped in here for an app and a beer. Great raw and cooked seafood. I used to go to the one in SB 10 years ago and the quality seems similar.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We liked everything we ate at this restaurant. The staff is really helpful and attentive. We had clam chowder, oysters, fish & chips, ahi salad, shrimp/crab salad and a veggie burger. They offer local beers and wines also.

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Additional Information about Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-639-0865
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-639-0865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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